The national holidays of Peru are celebrated every 28th of July, recalling the declaration of Independence in Lima by Don José de San Martin, in 1821. The Peruvian man and especially the Andean man, have a deep artistic and religious influence, This is expressed in dances and celebrations on important dates such as national holidays. In the city of Cusco different celebrations and events are held for the anniversary of Independence, in which dances, culture, parades and gastronomy are intermingled.
The department of Cusco has thirteen provinces, each of them expressing a peculiar and different type of dance and dress during the parades for national holidays. These parades are held in the main square of Cusco, where people gather around it to appreciate the dancers. Among the most important choreographies we have the following dances:
During the national holidays gastronomic events are also held in the city of Cusco, where you can taste the best of local cuisine:
During the celebrations of national holidays, different institutions, schools and organizations in Cusco pay tribute to Peru by presenting dances or special ceremonies.
Secondary schools, for example, hold a contest to choose the best choreography and the different delegations of Schools compete hard to win the prize.
The Peruvian army also joins the celebrations for the celebrations of the country, usually on July 29th the traditional Military Parade is carried out on the Av. De la Cultura in Cusco. In this military parade you can see the tanks, combat trucks as well as the special divisions of the army such as amphibious units, paratroopers, infantry units and much more.
As you can see, during the national holidays the Cusco region dresses up to honor the homeland and exhibit the best of its traditions, cuisine and dances. A date that you cannot miss and that you can take advantage with the help of miticketmachupicchu and its experienced team of tourism professionals.
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